ÁVILA, Aug. 6 (EUROPA PRESS) – The technical director of extinction of the device managed by the Board in the fire of Santa Cruz del Valle (Ávila), Carlos Mendiguchía, has pointed to intentionality as the origin of the flames that since yesterday affect to this municipal term and that is in level 2 of danger. “My personal opinion, from what I’ve seen, is that some cretin has caught on, but I can’t say one hundred percent. But where it came from and how it came out, it has many ballots,” he explained to the media in statements collected by Europa Press. Mendiguchía explained that the head of the fire is advancing “slowly” due to the low intensity of the wind, both on the right and left flanks and he trusts that it can be “anchored” with backfires throughout the night. The high temperatures and relative humidity, added to the orography of the area and the high fuel load, make extinguishing tasks difficult, he acknowledged while understanding the nervousness of residents of nearby towns such as Pedro Bernardo where a of the fire heads. “I understand that people are scared because it seems that it is coming, but at the moment it is going slowly. Right now there is no problem for urban centers… I don’t know in ten hours. Let’s hope we can hold it before,” he added. A total of 26 air assets have been working throughout the day on the fire in Santa Cruz del Valle (Ávila), whose right flank is the most active. This device is accompanied, by land, by six technicians, ten environmental agents, eleven fire trucks, two bulldozers, eight ground crews and eight other helicopters, in addition to the Military Emergency Unit and the advanced command post.
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